On The Count Of 3 - Baxter Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jlindros:
3.74/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
3rd Anniversary is a hefe?! Hmmm, well I guess... at least a hefe in a can. Just finished a big turkey dinner, so I need something quenchable. Hope this hits the spot.
Pours a quickly rising head that hits 3 fingers, how's that for coincidence (on the count of 3... umm yeah I'll show myself out now). The pillowy bubbly fizzy head fades back at a med to slower pace with tons of soapy lacing all over. Fairly hazy honey orange colored beer.
Nose is basically what I expect, lots of wheat, tons of wheat, a little creamy wheat with a little toasty note as well, as well as tons of orange zest, citrusy zest with a little orange clementine like juice blended in, very light spices like coriander and clove, hint peppery, as well as mild esters and touch of phenols. Typical hefe, at least American made version. A little sweet orange cream cake thing.
Taste starts with a bit of a yeasty note actually, but that fades quickly and into the big wheat flavors, creamy wheat, toasted, again that wheaty cake like sweetness and toasty almost biscuit like cracker and grain note. then orange, citrus, a little zest, orange marmalade like, and some clementine like juice. It also has a bit of an apricot like tangerine juice note, into a bitter orange zest and little bitter spicy hop note. Also hints of spices, very very little, a little too little, mild peppery phenols though, and touch of ester. It gets a litle too bland somehow, despite all the great orange and citrus and wheat without the real hefe yeast additions and spices, etc, just seems missing stuff. Finish is a little bitter, more orange zest and little peppery note, pretty dry too.
Mouth is med to a bit lighter bod, fluffy carb, just a hint of booze.
Overall not bad, but seems a bit bland and like it's missing something, the yeast just didn't seem to do what it should have, at least all around, still a nice wheat character, and orange citrus notes, little hop bitterness is weird in this style, but then again this is truely an American hefe. Booze is hidden fairly well for 7% though, and drinkable so that hits the spot.
Serving type: can
03-10-2014 02:15:41 | More by jlindros
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4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can was poured into a hefeweizen glass.
Appearance: This beer poured a puffy two finger head. Finally head reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale yellow with no vision of anything.
Smell: Citrus, grassy, vanilla, apple, banana, clove, spice, and wheat.
Taste: Same as above with some bitterness in the rear.
Mouthfeel: Refreshing, chewy, tart, medium to full bodied, a little bitterness, and medium carbonation.
Overall: More like a hoppy hefeweizen and Weizenbock, but still aneed enjoyable brew.
Serving type: can
07-13-2014 21:41:05 | More by Flounder57
3.89/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz. can poured into a Sam Adams 'Perfect Pint' glass.
A - Pours a hazy, dark gold with a thick, fluffy head on top. Really nice lacing on the glass with the head clinging on strongly.
S - Smells like a hefeweizen to me. I'm getting the yeast up front that contains the typical banana and clove common in hefeweizens. I'm also getting some light orange/tangerine mixed in as well. The wheat adds a nice overall sweetness. Very nice smelling beer...it has me looking forward to the taste!
T - Taste follows closely to the smell. I'm getting some nice apple/orange/tangerine tartness up front that fades into a light, peppery bitterness. The wheat adds a soft, underlying sweetness throughout. There is a slight bitterness/drying effect from the hops but overall it's far from overpowering...perhaps more than a typical hefeweizen but this is far from a hop-bomb. There's a slight warming effect from the alcohol but otherwise it's hidden well. I'm not noticing the 'spicy' character that I get from other hefeweizens but overall it's an enjoyable beer.
M - Moderately carbonated with a smooth, creamy texture. Not as light on the mouthfeel as other hefeweizens but, considering this is an 'Imperial Hefeweizen', it still goes down pretty easily.
O - Very interesting beer. I've never heard of or seen an 'Imperial Hefeweizen' so this is my first experience with this 'type' of beer. Overall I really enjoyed it. Stronger (in flavor and alcohol content) than your typical hefeweizen but still very drinkable. Is it a world-class hefeweizen? No, but I do think it's a fantastic beer in it's own right. It would be worthwhile for anyone to pick this up a try it at least once.
Serving type: can
04-23-2014 20:33:42 | More by CJRubes
3.86/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 16 oz can into a nonic pint.
A: Pours a nice hazy orange with two fingers of foamy white head that dissipates fairly quickly.
S: Lots of citrus fruit, orange, lemon, and then the wheat backbone comes through. Also get some breadiness and yeast, exactly what I'd expect.
T: Crisp orange peel comes to the palate, with more citrus, some wheaty tones and a touch of coriander.
M: Medium bodied, crisp, and refreshing. Drinks easy and finishes smooth.
O: A real tasty hefeweizen here from Baxter. Aside from the ABV, I'm not quite sure what makes it "imperial" since it drinks like a standard here. Regardless, I dig it, and especially the 16 oz cans!
Serving type: can
04-21-2014 01:09:08 | More by Mikecap
On The Count Of 3 from Baxter Brewing Co.
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